Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1188 -- Crime

Sponsor:  Lipke (157)

This bill clarifies that various costs assessed in criminal cases
must also be assessed in those cases in which a defendant pleads
guilty.  Many of the existing statutes use the term "convicted,"
creating an ambiguity as to whether costs are to be assessed in
cases where the court grants a suspended imposition of sentence
and the defendant's record is expunged upon successful completion
of a probationary period.

The bill also amends the list of misdemeanor offenses for which a
$10 fee is assessed for the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.
Current law lists 14 chapters of law for which the fee is
assessed.  The bill changes this to all misdemeanors, except for
driving offenses, watercraft regulations, and fish and game

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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